Statement by the Secretary General on the attack on the United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif

  • 01 Apr. 2011 -
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  • Press Release (2011) 042
  • Issued on 01 Apr. 2011
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  • Last updated: 01 Apr. 2011 19:53

On behalf of NATO, I strongly condemn the attack that took place on the UN compound in Mazar-i-Sharif today, in which a number of UN staff were killed.

Press conference by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

I express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and to the United Nations.
The victims of these attacks were devoted to helping the Afghan people build better lives. In targeting them, the attackers have demonstrated an appalling disregard for what the UN and the entire international community are trying to do for the benefit of all Afghans.